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Five Places that Instagram Added to My Bucket List

places that Instagram added to my bucket list Map

Instagram is a great source to get some travel inspiration.  As I mentioned in a previous post, it’s a great way to find things to do, both at home and abroad. There are so many adventurers out there, taking pictures of amazing places all around the world.  Unsurprisingly, I have started to create a list of these locations.  So, without further ado, here are five places that Instagram added to my bucket list. Continue reading …

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11 Travel-Themed New Year’s Resolutions to Add to Your List

2018 Travel-Themed New Year's Resolutions

I’m not really one for New Year’s resolutions.  I don’t think that making a list one night of ALL of the things I want to change or accomplish in life will actually make me do them.  Plus, many times, my goals are WAY to lofty for me to even see a clear path to achieving them – like establishing myself as a travel writer – let alone for me to do in a year.  Nevertheless, I’ve made a list of travel-themed New Year’s resolutions for you to add to your list.  These are all ideas that I think have added to my travelling experiences in the past, so I thought I’d share them with you.

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To Tell or Not to Tell

Dilemma of Travel Writers To Tell or Not to Tell Lanikai BeachI think the hardest dilemma of a travel writer is to tell or not to tell.  Do I tell my readers about all of the cool things that I’ve found and all the amazing adventures I’ve went on?  Or do I keep some for myself?  For those who grew up with these amazing places?  For those who have enough of an adventurous spirit to go off and find them on their own?

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16 Things to Add Your Bucket List Right Now

Bucket List

I am not the kind of person to have a bucket list. The idea of having a list of things to do and needing to complete them all isn’t my thing – it’s basically another to-do list, and I’m not about that. I do have an adventure list, which is similar in that it is also a list of cool things to do; however, I do not feel the need to complete them all. But that won’t stop me from recommending 16 things to add to the bucket lists that you inevitably have. Continue reading …

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7 Ways to Cope With Wanderlust When You Can’t Travel

Coping with Wanderlust when You Can't Travel  The wanderlust is real right now.

I’ve taken about half a dozen Buzzfeed quizzes telling me about my next travel destination or the type of traveler I am. I’ve talked to friends about potential trips to New Zealand, Iceland, and Canada. I’ve looked up flights to Cuba for Spring Break.

But I also don’t have the time or money to travel.

I know, excuses, excuses. But every once in a while, it is true. I need time to get a degree and for my wallet to recuperate. So instead, I’ve come up with a few ways to cope with the undying sense of wanderlust.

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The Almost Selfish Nature of Travellers

Selfish Nature of Travellers and Travel Warning

Have you ever looked at the U.S. travel warning list?  It’s a pretty sad list.  At one point, I thought, “Wow, it sucks that I can’t go to these places, because they’re too dangerous.”  There are so many places on that list labelled “warning” that I would love to visit, like Israel, Cuba, or the Philippines.  Then, one day, I was talking to one of my professors about this, and he said something really enlightening.  He told me that he thought the same way as I did at one time, but then he realized how selfish it was to wish for the politics and stability of a country to improve, just so he could visit, instead of wishing for the situation to improve for the people living there.

​This idea couldn’t have made a bigger impact on my way of thinking.
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How to Pack Light

How to Pack Light
I’ve recently realized that I have a knack for packing light.  No matter where I go or how long I’ll be gone, I never bring more than one suitcase (including when I went to Switzerland for eight months).  I decided that I should share some of my ideas, so here a few tips on how to pack light.

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10 Reasons to Study Abroad

Reasons to Study Abroad Say Yes to New Adventures
​A year ago today, I was at LAX, boarding a plane to Switzerland to start my amazing eight-month study abroad experience.  I know this is going to sound cliché, but this was the most life-changing experience I’ve had thus far. I definitely think people should take the opportunity to do so, and so here are ten reasons to study abroad.
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Explore Your Home!

Explore Your Home Painting

Sometimes when you come back home from a trip (or, in my case, a year of study abroad), your hometown may seem a little boring. What happened to the adventure every day? Seeing new sites? Eating weird foods? Talking to cool people? It seems like all of that is gone.  Since I’ve been back, I’ve tried to keep that spirit of adventure alive. I’ve spent a lot of time trying to find new, adventurous things to do, and here are the best ways to find some.  Hopefully, with these tips, you’ll be able to explore your home too!
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